BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20111119T000000Z DTEND:20120506T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Welcome to the endlessly fascinating world of Japanese storyte lling. Japan has a long and rich history of pairing narrative texts with elaborate illustrations&mdash\;a tradition that continues to this day wit h <em>manga</em> and other popular forms of animation. Featuring more than sixty works of art in a range of mediums and formats\, this exhibition i nvites you to explore myriad subjects that have preoccupied the Japanese imagination for centuries&mdash\;Buddhist and Shinto miracle tales\; the romantic adventures of legendary heroes and their feats at times of war\; animals and fantastical creatures that cavort within the human realm\; a nd the ghoulish antics of ghosts and monsters.\n\nFrom illustrated books and folding screens to textiles and even playing cards\, the objects on v iew\, which date from the twelfth to the nineteenth century\, vividly cap ture the life and spirit of their time. Central to our exploration of thi s subject is the illustrated handscroll\, or <em>emaki</em> \, a narrativ e format that is essential not only to the dissemination of Japanese tale s but also to the very ways in which they are crafted. The more than twen ty handscrolls on view in the galleries demonstrate the many ways in whic h the pictorial space of the <em>emaki</em> is designed to draw viewers d irectly into a story\, offering a rare opportunity for visitors of all ag es to experience the pleasures and intellectual challenges inherent in Ja panese narrative painting.\n\nFor more information\, please visit http:// SUMMARY:Storytelling in Japanese Art URL:/en/events/2011/11/19/storytelling-in-japanese-art/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR